I need just one copy
But this machine can be shoddy.
My badge swipe failed,
Maybe I should have bailed,
But then my math lesson would be sloppy.
Next I head to the door
I swipe my badge once more,
The light turns green
This is really keen!
My badge works like it did before.
I return to the machine,
With the magic number I feel like a queen,
Again my attempt failed,
The secret must be unveiled
Or pretty soon I will need some caffeine.
At last the machine lets me enter,
I place my paper in the center
Out comes my one copy,
Now my math lesson won’t be sloppy.
For now, I have conquered my tormentor.
I am participating in the 15th annual Slice of Life Story Challenge by Two Writing Teachers. This is my fourth year of daily slicing during the month of March. Thanks for stopping by!